Prayer for the G8

This coming Monday sees the start of the G8 summit right here in Northern Ireland. The world’s most powerful leaders are gathering in a hotel resort in Northern ireland to discuss policies and set agendas for the next few years. Would you join with us in praying that God’s will would be done? That His kingdom would be advanced?

Lord God, Abba Father who reigns on the heavenly throne

You alone are sovereign over all

You alone are the truly powerful ruler

You O God are the King of all Kings

Nations come and nations go but you remain forever

Your Kingdom alone will not end.

Father, we ask that our leaders would be mindful of you

We ask that whether they know it or not they would be doing your will

We ask that you would give them compassion for the least of these

We ask that they would not seek to exploit the poor, but seek to bridge the gap

We ask that they would act justly

That they would love mercy

That they would walk humbly.

Lord, we pray that in all things you would be glorified

We pray that your people would not stand by as Your children, made in Your image, go hungry

We pray that this would be a generation who does something about the 1 in 8 who go hungry every day

Lord, as our leaders meet for the G8 fill them with compassion for those who will go hungry today

Let us chose less so that others may simply have enough

Lord, we have far more than our daily bread

May we make sure no-one has to go without

Let your will be done through our leaders

On earth as in heaven

Forgive us the many offences we have committed against our brother and sister

Forgive us for all the ways we have exploited those less fortunate than ourselves

Forgive us our lack of compassion

Forgive us for storing up our treasures in ever bigger barns on earth

Forgive us through the blood of the Lamb, Jesus

May we seek you like never before

May our leaders be aware of you God

May you give them the confidence to make sacrifices and not seek ir own gain

May we not look for only our own good, but for the good of all your creation

Lord, deliver us from evil

Help us see the errors of our ways

Fill us with compassion Lord

For yours is the kingdom, the power and glory,

Forever and ever

Amen!

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Pete McM
The original founder of All4God, Pete is 26, lives in Northern Ireland, is a junior doctor, Ulster fan and is passionate about Jesus